Just discovered that the journal CRM: The Journal of Heritage Stewardship, published by the US National Park Service is freely available online in full, starting with Vol 1, Number 1, Fall 2003. The title of the journal is a bit of a mouthful, especially when you – like me – don’t know which of the concepts of “CRM” and “Stewardship” you find more problematic. Putting this aside, we are left with a stimulating journal of heritage!
I said I ‘just discovered’ this journal. Since I am an archaeologist, here is my discovery story. This morning I discovered the existence of the journal by picking up a hard copy which one of my colleagues had been throwing out of his/her bookshelf. Even though I thought I had some sort of grasp of the field of heritage studies, I never knew about this journal – tells you something about the current overproduction of academic journals.
And then, half an hour ago, I discovered that that same journal even had a fairly impressive web presence. It is well worth browsing through their archive!
Among the highlights I came across without a lot of searching were
- Pioneering Stewardship: New Challenges for CRM, by David Lowenthal
- Stewarding the Future, by David Lowenthal
- Gauging Community Values in Historic Preservation, by Dirk H.R. Spennemann
There is much more though including research reports, interviews, book and exhibition reviews, etc. – a great resource for anybody researching heritage issues…